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Jul 17, 2011 5:30pm PDT
evening, lester. well, the casualties in this story continue to pile up. rebekah brooks, one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives, is under arrest tonight. her spokesman says that she turned herself in and she's cooperating. then late tonight a surprise announcement from scotland yard that sir paul stephenson, the chief of police for the organization now investigating this scandal, he has stepped down. london's police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year investigators decided not to further pursue the phone hacking case. the former editor, neil wallis, was arrested last week in connection with the scandal. >> i have heard suggestions that we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallis in phone hacking. let me say unequivocally that i did not and have no reason to do so. >> reporter: even with the head of police preparing to step down, scotland yard continues to make arrests. today it was rebekah brooks, former head of rupert murdoch's n
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Jul 29, 2011 5:30pm PDT
evening. i'm lester holt, in tonight for brian. in president obama's words, we are almost out of time, and as he made another appeal for compromise on a bill to raise the nation's borrowing limit, the house and senate were barreling down parallel tracks today, with the end of the line tuesday, the day after the u.s. could be unable to pay all its bills and risk an unprecedented default. after fits and starts, the republican-led house tonight passed its own revised plan to raise the debt ceiling and cut spending. >> ayes are 218. the nays are 210. the bill is passed. without objection, a motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. >> but that plan doesn't cut the mustard in the senate, which has its own bill. tonight, it seems almost certain that any compromise deal will be right up against the deadline. in other words, there is no more margin left. nbc's kelly o'donnell is on capitol hill to tell us more now. kelly? >> reporter: well, lester, the drama has been down to the wire, the political kind with all the fiery talk. the real world kind with the cc: threat of default in the
NBC
Jul 24, 2011 6:30pm EDT
headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >>> good evening. the tears flowed freely in norway today as a nation shock and saddened by friday's bombing and shooter massacre searched for comfort on a day of mourning. the death toll stands at 93. most of them kids, teenagers, trapped on a tiny island that a gunman turned into his personal killing ground. rarely do we get into the mind of a confessed mass killer so soon after such a horror. tonight, however the man who police say admits to the attacks is talking. but, sadly, his words may only add further trauma to a hurting nation. nbc's martin fletcher has new details froms a low tonig s osl. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. chilling, racist picture of a confessed killer is emerging from his own writings. he wanted to bring about a revolution that would end a centuries old muslim nation of europe. united in grief. norway's prime minister called friday's bomb and shooting attacks a national tragedy. in oslo, 17th century cathedral today, king harold and queen sonja cried with their people.
NBC
Jul 24, 2011 8:00am EDT
lester holt. >> and i'm jenna wolfe, another day, another heat record. you were in a sleeveless suit up until a few minutes ago. >> i'm about ready to say uncle. enough already. 100 degrees in new york city central park saturday, that breaks a 19-year-old record. baltimore, 102, 104 over in trenton, new jersey. millions caught in this july cooker. but we hear there may be some relief in sight later today. so i can get ready of the sleeveless jacket, we can get the forecast coming up. >> didn't look good on you. awkward. >>> plus, sad news out of london with the death of amy winehouse with her beehive hairdo and soulful voice, she skyrocketed to fame back in 2003. but her talent was matched with a public struggle with substance abuse. >> winehouse was only 27. by the way, the same age that kurt cobain, janice joplin, and jim morrison were when they died. more on the life and career of this singer. >>> our great outdoor adventure. we spent two days in the utah desert. we showed you part one of the trip yesterday. i'm sure you were entertained. as we told you, we could not bring cell pho
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Jul 22, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. brian is off tonight. i'm lester holt. we're working several developing stories tonight. there is late word of an apparent collapse of talks over the debt ceiling between the president and republican house leaders. we're also tracking that blistering heat wave setting records and causing troubles up and down the east coast. and we'll get more on those stories in a moment. but we start with what happened in the peaceful nation of norway today. stunning news, a country reeling tonight from two vicious and deadly attacks that have left at least 17 people dead, many feared to be teenagers at a summer youth camp. it started in a norwegian capital of oslo when at least one bomb tore through the prime minister's office building, blowing out windows and killing at least seven people. later, in what police believe was a related attack, a lone gunman opened fire at a summer camp for teens on an island 25 miles outside oslo, killing many more. the attacks have touched off wide ranging speculation about the motive and who may be responsible. nbc's martin fletcher is monitoring developments for us
NBC
Jul 24, 2011 5:30pm PDT
fletcher has new details from oslo tonight. martin, good evening. >> reporter: hi there, lester. chilling, racist picture of a confessed killer is emerging from his own writings. he wanted to bring about a revolution that would end a centuries-old muslim nation of europe. united in grief. norway's prime minister called friday's bomb and shooting attacks a national tragedy. in oslo, 17th century cathedral today, king harold and queen sonja cried with their people. 93 victims including about 80 teenagers sacrificed one man's obsession. his weapon, mass killing. tomorrow anders breivik will be arraigned in court. his lawyer said he wants to explain. but he already laid it all out on the internet. friday breivik posted a chilling 100-page manifesto which he says took him years to write, with chunks of it lifted from writings by the unabomber. in the very first sentence he wrote -- it is better to kill too many than not enough. later, we do not want to do this, but we're left with no choice. and finally -- i believe this will be my last entry. it is now friday, july 22nd. within hour
NBC
Jul 10, 2011 6:30pm EDT
nbc nightly >>> from nbc world headquarters in new york this is nbc nightly news with lester holt. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> as we come on air this sunday meeti ievening a criticag is under way with president obama at the white house. standing in the way, republic republicaninrepublicans trying to hold the line against tax increases and democrats unhappy over changes to medicare and medicaid. hanging in the balance, an august 2nd deadline to give the government authority to borrow the money it needs to pay its bills. nbc's mike viqueira is at the white house to bring us the latest. >> reporter: you're absolutely right. the president is at this moment in the cabinet room, the west wing. house and senate leaders, republican and democrat. at the top of the meeting reporters asked the president whether he needs to come to an a agreeme agreement. there's an impasse now over the next ten days in order for congress to have the time to pass a bill before the august 2nd deadline. the president replied, we need to. these are major hopes for a grand bargain. a major d
NBC
Jul 17, 2011 6:30pm EDT
in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >>> good evening. the growing fallout from great britain's newspaper phone hacking scandal gained new momentum today, claiming two major figures. including scotland yard's top cop. tonight the woman who until recently ran rupert murdoch's newspaper holdings in the uk is under arrest. and the head of the london police department has abruptly resigned amid questions over his department's pursuit of the case. all this being followed very closely in this country, which is home to some of the crown jewels of murdoch's now damaged media empire. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london tonight with late developments for us in the case. stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. well, the casualties in this story continue to pile up. rebekah brooks, one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives is under arrest tonight. her spokesman says that she turned herself in and she's cooperating. then late tonight a surprise announcement from scotland yard that sir paul stephenson, the chief of police for the organization now invest
NBC
Jul 30, 2011 5:30pm PDT
us where things go from here. >> reporter: good evening, lester. in a special weekend session both the house and senate made clear what plans they would not support to extend the nation's credit limit. as it stands, leaders are still trying to find a compromise to avert default. the house and senate continue trading shots as the clock ticks down to a possible default. >> it is long past time for the senate to pass something. their negligence threatens the fiscal health of this nation. >> what will they vote for? >> reporter: the republican-controlled house voted to reject a senate debt extension plan even before its version was offered. last night senate democrats voted down a plan from house speaker john boehner saying an addition of a balanced budget amendment to win over house conservatives went too far. >> tonight a bipartisan majority in the senate rejected boehner's short term plan. >> reporter: as members went to strategy sessions, leaders came forward in duelling news conferences saying they want to find a solution. >> we are now fully engaged, the speaker and i, with the o
NBC
Jul 30, 2011 7:00am EDT
by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today," with lester holt and amy robach, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone, welcome to "today" on a saturday, i'm lester holt. >> and i'm amy robach. we have heard of jumping the shark and riding a dolphin, but how about riding a shark? >> it probably seemed like a good idea at the time. >> really? >> i guess this giant shark, second largest fish, this particular species, second largest fish out there was swimming around his boat and he thought what would it be like? but notice how quickly he turns back and starts swimming become. >> realized it was a bad idea. >> a lot of great whites in the area. we'll find out more about what he was thinking later on. >>> the story we're all talking about, the debt ceiling, the president said in his weekly address we're almost out of time, the deadline three days away and it comes with both sides still unwilling to compromise. >> right. lawmakers in both parties said they were determined to avoid a default, yet there was very little evidence of progress or ev
NBC
Jul 17, 2011 8:00am EDT
>>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. the big story is casey antany gone free after 1,006 days in jail and 12 days after a jury found her not guilty of murdering her daughter, caylee, casey anthony is a free woman. >> this is the scene. casey appears to say thank you to one of the law enforcement officers before she is led out the door by her attorney. kristen dahlgren was there and she joins us live from orlando with the latest. kristen, good morning. >> good morning, lester. well, news choppers lost sight of casey anthony's suv last night so we don't know where she is, other than for the first time in almost three years she's not waking up here at the orange county jail. you can probably hear some protesters are still here. with all the protest and publicity, so much talk about using decoys or sneaking out a back door. in the end, she walked right out the jail's front door. just minutes after midnight, a first glimpse at casey anthony free woman. in a bright pink shirt and showing little emotion, she and her attorney,
NBC
Jul 10, 2011 8:00am EDT
morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. not bad for a first trip to america. you got some polo, some red carpet, some celebrities, probably some free food, we should all be so lucky. >> probably got one of those great travel discount sites. >> i'm sure that is what it was. >> i hope they got some down time, though. southern california is a great place to just hang. >> they only had a couple days. there were a couple other states they visited. hopefully next time. >>> other news to get to this morning, including continuing efforts to reach a decision. underlining the urgency of the situation. this is plans for a larger $4 trillion deal scrapped. we'll get the latest from washington in just a moment. >>> for some he made a name as the super bowl mvp and for others he is a champion of "dancing with the stars" and hines ward now has an arrest to go on his record. what landed him an in atlanta jail this weekend? we'll tell you coming up. >>> then never-before-seen photos. the photographer was only 18 years old when he snapped them in 1964 b
NBC
Jul 29, 2011 6:30pm EDT
before the deadline early next week. lester? >> kelly o'donnell on the hill, thanks. >>> chuck todd joins me now. chuck, it is friday evening, tuesday is the deadline. talk about what kind of weekend this will be in washington and how this will play out. >> reporter: well, it is going to be a long weekend. there is even a joke that maybe they'll bring cots to the united states senate. here's what's going on now. tonight, lots of back channel negotiations between senate democratic leader harry reid and senate republican leader mitch mcconnell. harry reid has to file a bill by midnight tonight to try to guarantee a couple of votes and get this bill out of the senate. after he amends it, his version of this bill, and back to the house by monday. why? because the house probably needs a good 24 hours to get it passed and on to the president's desk in time for the midnight deadline, august 2nd into august 3rd. what are we watching for? tonight, at least five republican senators we know of have publicly talked about working with harry reid on this compromise. lisa murkowski of alaska, bob
NBC
Jul 24, 2011 6:00am PDT
morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna work. another day, another heat record. you had had on a -- >> i'm about ready to say uncle. enough already. 100 degrees in new york city central park saturday. baltimore, 102. 104 in trenton, new jersey. millions have been caught in this july cooker. we hear there may be some relief in sight later today. so, i can get rid of the sleeveless jacket, we'll get the forecast coming up. >> good look on you. it's awkward. >>> also, we have sad news out of london. with the death of amy winehouse with her beehive hairdo, soulful voice, she skyrocketed to fame but it also came with strug. >> the same age as kurt cobain, janis joplin and jimmy morrison were when they died. >>> our great outdoor adventure. we spent two days in the utah desert. we showed you part one of the trip yesterday. i'm sure you were entertained. we could not bring cell phones, sleeping bags or pretty much anything else with us this morning. part two. were we able to make fire? were we able to find food? most importantly, obviously, were we
NBC
Jul 31, 2011 6:00am PDT
" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. we're just 48 hours from the point where the nation is unable to pay all of its bills and risk default but this morning some signs of progress. >> we have details of a possible detail coming out last night when harry reid said the two senates were trying to nail down loose ends and complete an agreement. >> we should stress, there is no deal quite yet. the situation is still quite fragile, but both sides are hoping to end this bittal debt limit showdown before the august tuesday.ine oncc1: >> the senate delayed its critical vote until 1:00 p.m. today amid growing indications that this compromise could be in the works that would avert a federal default tuesday. we have the story covered from capitol hill to the white house. we begin this morning with nbc's luke russert. good morning. >> two days away from when the nation is supposed to default on its loans lawmakers on capitol hill are scrambling to find a compromise. today senator harry reid hopes enough republicans will support some variation of his debt limit extension plan. >> we'll
NBC
Jul 23, 2011 5:30pm PDT
, atrocious, but necessary. lester? >> martin fletcher in oslo tonight, thank you. norway hasn't known this kind of terror since world war ii. it's a place where gun violence is rare and bombings are virtually unheard of. now oslo takes its place in a long list of places forever scarred by large scale mass murder. tonight, michelle franzen with the survivors' stories. >> reporter: as the search for victims continues, a very different search is under way at the place where families have come to identify victims or wait for news of those still missing. here they are looking for answers. initially the teenagers thought it had to be a prank. >> he came and started to shoot and we all thought it was a joke. >> the reason i thought it was a game or, i don't know, something else, was -- it was like not high sound shootings, it was like silencer or something. so it sounded like fireworks. >> reporter: the reality was horrifying. >> he just was like shooting everyone. he wasn't thinking. but it feels like a nightmare. i don't believe this is true. >> reporter: as the massacre continued to
NBC
Jul 9, 2011 6:30pm EDT
be a top priority of his in his new job at the pentagon. lester. >> jim miklaszewski in kabul tonight. >>> south sudan became the world's newest country today, gaining independence from sudan after five decades of struggle. tens of thousands celebrated the occasion, while south sudan is rich in oil, it is under developed and still will rely on pipelines controlled by sudan. president obama said both countries will be more secure and prosperous if they move peacefully beyond their differences. >>> tomorrow at the white house it's this country's budget woes that will be front and center as the president has a rare sunday sit-down with both democrats and republicans. nbc's mike is at the white house tonight. >> reporter: good evening. a source close to those negotiations says the chance for a so-called grand bargain on reducing this nation's national debt are now waning. on the table, a package worth some $4.5 trillion in savings over ten years. it would dramatically overhaul the tax code, make it simpler and flatter. it would reduce taxes all the way around, all up and down the income l
NBC
Jul 16, 2011 5:00am PDT
. nice to have you here. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm amy robach. i was a little surprised this morning when i saw the news about jennifer lopez and marc anthony. they just renewed their vows last year. i think everyone thought they had figured it out. >> they were so likable together as a couple. we saw them together on "american idol" last. married since 2004 and the parents of two young children, they're now heading for divorce. this is anthony's second marriage. for lopez it's number three. we'll have more on their breakup just ahead. >>> also, some very serious economic news that matters to all of us, the fight over the debt ceiling. it's reaching a boiling point in washington, and president obama is warning of a financial armageddon if a deal isn't struck. the clock is ticking for both sides to reach an agreement. we'll have the very latest. >> plus, a family search for a missing mom. jackie waller is the mother of triplets. she hasn't been seen or heard from since vanishing back in june. where is she? is there a person of interest? we'll talk live to her parents, who have
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Jul 16, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. perhaps suggesting how sorry he is and how bad it's become. and lester, tonight, the sunday "telegraph" newspaper is reporting that sir paul mccartney and soccer star david beckham believe they may have been phone hacking victims. add to that reports that the actor jude law thinks he was targeted in the united states. >> thank you. >>> time is running out for president obama and congressional republicans to reach a deal on the nation's debt limit. with just 17 days until the default deadline. mike viqueira joins us now from the white house with more. mike? >> reporter: good evening, lester, there was little sign of progress today and the breakthrough seems as far away as it did earlier in the week. if there is no breakthrough and it does come to a default, the government is going to have to make some tough choices about who gets paid and who does not. for visitors outside the u.s. capitol today, frustration with the gridlock that now threatens the global economy. >> it's politics. it's always going to be politics. one side is always going to pick on the other side. >> i think it's a wh
NBC
Jul 17, 2011 6:00am PDT
, everyone. welcome to "today" on sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. two big breaking news stories to get to this morning. we want to begin with casey anthony. after 1,006 days in jail and just 12 days after a jury found her not guilty of murdering her daughter, caylee, casey anthony is a free woman. >> this is the seen from inside the orange county jail in orlando at the moment she was being escorted out of the facility. she appears to say thank you to one of the law enforcement officers before she's led out the door by her attorney and facing a pretty angry crowd. nbc's kristin dahlgren was there and joins us live with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. news choppers lost sight of casey anthony's suv so this morning we don't know exactly where she is. for the first time in three years she's not waking up here at the orange county jail. you can probably hear protesters are still here. with all of the protests, all of the publicity, there was so much talk about using decoys or casey anthony sneaking out a back door. in the end, she walked right out the jail's front door. just m
NBC
Jul 23, 2011 7:00am EDT
for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a saturday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm amy robach. >> i spent a lot of time down south in my life. i don't think i have ever felt hotter than i did yesterday in new york city. >> at one point the wind was blowing. it was like being behind a wind. a record 104 degrees here on friday. felt like 115, according to those people who do those calculations. more than 130 million people across the country are waking up to more of the same. the weather is dangerous. the question many are asking, how long will it last? we'll get some answers in a few minutes. >>> it's also heating up in washington with breakdown over debt talks. yesterday president obama accused speaker boehner of abandoning the talks. we'll have much more ahead, including the president's emergency white house meeting coming up later today. >>> we want to begin with the developments overnight from norway where at least 91 people have now been killed in friday's terror attacks that targeted the government center and an island youth camp. nbc's martin fletcher
NBC
Jul 25, 2011 7:00am EDT
curry. >> i'm lester holt in for matt this morning. this morning's court appearance by the man who confessed to that tragic mass killing in oslo, norway, has now been closed to the public. >> authorities didn't want to give anders breivik a platform to speak out. today's arraignment comes hours after the victims were mourned at an emotional me motorial. we will have the latest. >>> also, a scary encounter in a group of teenagers who gathered for survival skills in alaska. the boys were crossing a stream when attacked by a brown bear. two of them were badly injured. we're going to get details coming up. >>> also this morning, a fresh blow to a mother who lost h her-year-old son in a hit and run accident that happened as their family was crossing the street. the driver who admitted he had been drinking served just six months. but now the mom could spend up to three years in prison after she was convicted of, among other things, failing to use the crosswalk. we will be talking to her exclusively this morning. >>> the big 40, the milestone birthday that makes people squirm. but now som
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Jul 18, 2011 7:00am EDT
morning, i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel good about after a rough year. and i love the fact they thanked the world for the support they have had. >> and they continue to thank, actually, after every game. so it's a pretty exciting bit. >>> in the meantime, another major story, the fact of this heatwa heatwave. millions of americans are sweltering in this dangerous heat and humidity today. how long will it last? how bad will it be? well, al has the forecast coming up, straight ahead. >>> also ahead, casey anthony is enjoying her first full day of freedom today, released from jail early on sunday. how was she able to elude the med
NBC
Jul 9, 2011 7:00am EDT
. welcome to "today" on a saturday. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm amy robach. she was thrust into the spotlight. she made good use of it. >> she didn't want to be an activist. that's what she became, both in the white house and after. she told the country about her battles with breast cancer and alcoholism. betty ford was admired by millions. a lot more coming up. >> the latest on the space shuttle, "atlantis" is in orbit right now high above the earth. it's a force of bittersweet but historic moment. what is next for nasa and space flight? the latest coming up. >> overseas, there are new developments for the widening phone hacking scandal out of britain. the newspaper that tapped into the voice mail of the widows of former soldiers and other victims. it's going to close tomorrow. a key aide to the british prime minister is arrested in relation to the investigation. >>> we have the story of one lucky kitten. it was thrown out of a car in the verazano bridge here in new york. a driver who saw the whole thing was able to rescue the little guy. that hero driver is in the studio. so is th
ABC
Jul 6, 2011 4:00am EDT
runs, cc sabathia, 12th win of the season. >>> the red sox, there's jon lester as the red sox took on blue jays. lester strikes out adam lipid. he left with a no-no ink tact. blue jays down 3-0. jose bautista, deep into the night, 28th home run of the season. blue jays are down now. later in the inning john mcdonald and heads to home, mcdonald, the throw, nicely done. he may have beaten the tab but the red sox win it, 3-2. >>> albert pujols expected to miss up to six weeks with a small fracture had his left wrist, back after 15 days. activated tuesday but not in the lineup. holliday was. that leaves in a early. 16th multihome run game of his career. lance berkman gets every bit of that pitch, 350th career home run as the cards win , 8-1. that'll do it for this espn news update. i'm will selva. >>> all right. well, police in the bay area are trying to track down a stolen picasso and the man would swiped it from the san francisco art gallery. >> a well-dressed man in dark glasses grabbed the pencil drawing and hopped into a waiting taxi. the 1965 work titled "head of a woman" is the siz
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Jul 1, 2011 4:00am EDT
and phillies. cole hamels, jon lester, 0-2. top four. oh-oh. look out. adrian gonzalez. off hamels' glove hand. the easy play a a first for the out. he's in pain. leaves after four. x-rays were negative and he'll make his next start. top eight, red sox up 3-0. make that 4-0. for the sun devils. dustin pedroia with the solo bomb. next batter. jason varitek. yep, that's gone too. second solo home run of the game for him. the red sox with back to back jacks. the red sox win 5-2. jon lester ends up getting the win. >>> this is fascinating stuff. ghostly, never before seen images of the "titanic" have just been released taken last year by a 3d camera. >> in one of these you can see the last remaining lifeboat crane. those lifeboats were launched before they were full as people famously. >> another image shows where the metal hull of the ship ripped in half. these are the windows of the famous luxury suites. >> another image shows the captain's quarters. the choice of fresh or salt water to bathe in. incredible pictures. >>> coming up next, stories we'll be following later today. >>> plu
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